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Micro-Phonies (1945)

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The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Curly (as Curly)
Larry (as Larry)
Moe (as Moe)
Christine McIntyre ...
Alice Andrews (Van Doren)
Symona Boniface ...
Mrs. Bixby
Signor Spumoni (as Gino Carrado)


The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her disapproving society parents while auditioning for Mrs. Bixby's "Krispy Krunchy" radio program. After a run-in with a pompous violinist, the boys find the record and Curly starts mimicking to it, dressed as a women. Mrs. Bixby witnesses their performance and is impressed enough to hire "Senorita Cucaracha" (Curly) and Senors "Mucho" and "Gusto" (Moe and Larry) for her radio program. The boys show up in their disguises to "sing" at Mrs. Bixby's evening party but run into trouble when Moe smashes the record over Curly's head. The real singer tries to help by singing from behind a curtain while Curly mimics, but she is discovered and the stooges exit to a hail of phonograph records. Written by Mitch Shapiro <>

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The daffiest trio that ever hit the laughwaves!


Comedy | Short


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Release Date:

15 November 1945 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Production number 4044. See more »


When the Stooges pretend to sing at Mrs. Bixby's party with Alice singing behind the curtain, just before the Italian singer exposes them; Moe stops playing the flute, yet there is a flute playing the scales just before Curly is exposed. Not only that - but it is not off-key at all (the flute plays just as it did on the record). See more »


Italian singer: Oh, cherries, huh?
[while smashing a handful of cherries in the party guest's face]
Italian singer: See how you like them, wise guy! See how you like them!
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Referenced in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) See more »


The Sextet From Lucy
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
[From Lucia di Lammermoor. Based on The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott. Lip-synched by The Three Stooges]
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Curly The Opera Diva
4 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The boys are working outside a recording studio when they hear "the voice of an angel." That would be Miss Van Doren, auditioning and going under the name of Miss Andrews because her father doesn't approve of her being a "radio singer". However, she hopes a certain big-wig, Mrs. Bixby, a friend of her dad's will hire her, and then he will have to give his approval.

She leaves but within minutes the boys are running amok in the studio causing havoc and having other musicians out to kill them after they ruin the recording session. Finally things calm down. "Whew, we eluded them," says Moe. "Yeah, we got away, too," answers Curly.

The boys then fool around in the studio, put on Miss Van Doren's record and Curly gets dressed in women's clothes and pretends he's singing. Mrs. Bixby walks in, is impressed and hires "Seniorita Cucacha" on the spot! For an extra $500, she's asked to come and sing at their high-society party that night. The rest, as they say,is history as Curly pretends to be an opera singer with some funny results. Oh, by the way, he accompanied by "Senior Mucho" and "Senior Gusto."

What happens at the party is simply that the truth wins out, but not before a few slapstick antics take place. In all, a pretty good episode. I enjoyed it but wouldn't rate it as anything special.

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